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Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:33
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:24
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's space tourism craft crashes in California.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:14
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:56
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:45
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:38
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:38
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.

UK travellers warned of terror threat

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:24
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:18
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.

VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

Fri, 2014-10-31 17:14
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

Questions remain over Afghanistan

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:52
No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.

Charity defends airport green tax

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:42
The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

An unlikely naval battle remembered

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:41
Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:32
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra

'Men can end up mentally broken'

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:05
Movember turns its attention to men's mental health

England's unusual listed places

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?

Why should women change their names on getting married?

Fri, 2014-10-31 16:00
Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?

Love to Patrick

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:59
The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss

European strikers are soft - Wenger

Fri, 2014-10-31 15:30
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the decline of street football means Europe struggles to produce players like Alexis Sanchez.
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